The politics of California’s killer wildfires

Californians – most of us, anyway – loath President Donald Trump and the state’s voters punished him this month by possibly flipping nearly half of its Republican-held congressional districts.  Donald Trump feels the same way about California and with the votes still being counted, he lashed back by blaming two horrendous post-election wildfires on state mismanagement of forests. Continue reading “The politics of California’s killer wildfires”

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There is no place for identity politics in the American system

On Nov. 7, journalist Jemele Hill posted a tweet noting the number of women who voted for Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in this year’s midterm elections. Confused by the number of white women who voted for Cruz, she asked, “Who is the real face of feminism?” Similar sentiments were posted across social media sites by feminists questioning the number of women who voted for Republicans instead of Democrats in hotly contested races. Continue reading “There is no place for identity politics in the American system”

Los Angeles Struggles to Create Harmony Between Bicycle and Car

AS SEATTLE, CHICAGO, AND SAN FRANCISCO BECOME SAFER AND FRIENDLIER CITIES FOR CYCLISTS, L.A. IS LETTING THE CARS WIN.

I wish I had not been asked to write this essay. I love to ride in my adopted home of Los Angeles and think it has all the ingredients to be the best city for cyclists in the entire United States. Continue reading “Los Angeles Struggles to Create Harmony Between Bicycle and Car”